Tuesday, January 1, 2013

(1/1) New Year's Resolution: Top Ten Books to Read in 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  On this first day of a New Year, we were asked what are reading resolutions are.  Here in no particular order are the top ten books I want to read this year.

1-2. The Ask and The Answer and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - I started this series last year and loved it, but somehow, I never finished The Ask and The Answer (I'm only about 50 pages in), so I am making this series a priority this year.

3. Just One Day by Gayle Forman - I adored If I Stay and Where She Went, and I can't wait to start Forman's new two part series about a boy and a girl who spend one amazing day together in Paris.

4. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen - I started reading Dessen in my early teens (!), and I can't believe this is her 11th book!

5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - I am a firm believer in reading a book before I see a movie, and I am dying to see Anne Hathaway sing in this new film adaptation of Hugo's classic work.

6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - ditto number 5 - I have started this book, and I hope to finish it this year.  It's a hefty one.

7.  Every Day by David Levithan - Levithan has been hit or miss for me recently, but I've read rave reviews of Every Day, and it's premise reminds me of The Lover's Dictionary, which I adored, so it seems promising.

8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - not my normal read, but I've read excellent and intriguing reviews (also, look at that cover!), so I'm planning on picking it up.  (This will be a great book for the "Outside the Box" reading challenge I'm participating in this year - hosted by Kate at Musings of a Book Lover.)

9. Anything by Courteny Summers - Summers has been on my TBR list for a long time.  I'm hoping to rectify that this year.

10. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan - due out later this year, The House of Hades is the final installment in The Lost Heroes series.  I read The Mark of Athena last year, and it was the best one yet, so I can't wait to see what Riordan has in store for readers next!

14 comments:

  1. Anna Kereina... Really need to get to that one. Awesome 10s

    It was a hard decision for me to cut it down to 10 though. Here's mine!

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  2. I really need to read Anna Karenina and Les Mis, too, although I don't know that I'll get to either of them this year.

    Happy New Year!

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  3. The Night Circus is on my list too! And I would love to read Just One Day and Anna Karenina too!! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  4. Anna Karenina's making a comeback! I'm sensing a read along. If I get a chance, I'll work one up. Happy New Year all!

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  5. I definitely agree with #3,4,and 9. I can't wait for those.

    Anna Karenina is easily my favorite book of all time. Definitely recommend it.

    Happy New Years and happy reading!

    Here are the books I resolve to read

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    2. You are most welcome. Thanks for the follow. I followed back.

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  6. I need to read The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men as well. I really liked The Knife of Never Letting Go, but it was such an overwhelming read at times I feel I need quite a bit of a break before I can pick up The Ask and the Answer.

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    1. That is exactly what happened to me. I loved The Knife of Never Letting go, but it is really intense.

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  7. I haven't read any of these. I do want to read If I Stay, but I need to be in just the right mood.

    Good luck on your book resolutions!

    Happy New Year :)

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    1. It is a great book but very emotional. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I just recently finished The Ask & the Answer, but I needed to take a break before Monsters of Men. I like these books but I think they are kind of draining reads in a way. Like I need time to process everything before moving on to the next one.

    Yay Anna Karenina and Les Miserables! I loved the first and am reading the second this year - hope I stay on track!

    I really enjoyed The Night Circus! The writing is really lovely and the story is very unique! Hope you like it if you do read it this year :)

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    1. I'm loving AK, but I think I'm going to have to switch to a professional audiobook because the narrators are so bad on the free one I got that they are ruining the story...I looked at Monsters of Men on my bookshelf yesterday, and I was like no, not ready yet. They are so good but sooooo intense.

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